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About the Author: Guy de Maupassant

Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant was a popular 19th-century French writer. He is one of the fathers of the modern short story. A protege of Flaubert, Maupassant's short stories are characterized by their economy of style and their efficient effortless dénouement. He also wrote six short novels. A number of his stories often denote the futility of war and the innocent civilians who get crushed in it - many are set during the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s.


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Paperback, Published in Mar 1996 by Dover Publications

ISBN10: 0486289184 | ISBN13: 9780486289182

Page count: 272

In this collection of seven of his most popular stories each tale reflects both the author's intimate familiarity with Paris and the provinces in the Belle Epoque, as well as a nonjudgmental humanism that is one of Guy de Maupassant's most attractive writing qualities.

Boule de suif --
The Tellier establishment --
Mademoiselle Fifi --
Miss Harriet --
The piece of string --
The necklace --
The Horla.

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